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Next-generation machines inspired by customer feedback MOLINE, Ill. (April 1, 2015) — Loggers need machines that work as long and hard as they do, and John Deere is at the forefront in developing equipment solutions to make their job easier – and more productive – than ever before through the launch of new L-Series Wheeled...
Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service are trying to find ways to save northern Minnesota from the emerald ash borer, a tiny pest with a voracious appetite. Since it was discovered in Michigan nearly 20 years ago, the emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees across the Midwest and Canada. In Minnesota, infestations have been found in...
Drop in Chinese demand slows exports, year-end analysis finds Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska both decreased in volume in 2014 compared to 2013, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. Exports of west coast logs decreased 13 percent to a total of 1,706...

Guest Columns

Are my wood costs too high? This is an age old question, often posed rhetorically. I am sure that all of us— from...
Spring break-up is fast approaching. Most of us are very familiar with the oldies song, “Breakin’ Up Is...
Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed "carbon debt" argument,...
The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere seek to...
The forestry world has lost another giant. John Marker, a much admired U.S. Forest Service retiree, recently passed...

Industry News

By Mark Jaffe | The Denver Post Red Rocks Biofuels of Fort Collins gets financial support to build a $200 million refinery in Oregon. Terry Kulesa can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse,...
Thirty scientists, conservationists, and resource managers are coming together in Ottawa to apply the best, most-recent science and problem-solving to halt the decline of the threatened Canada...
By Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc.’s stock plunge over the past week, fueled by allegations of excessive formaldehyde in its flooring, can be traced back to a...
In January 2015, Tongass National Forest Hydrologists Marty Becker and KK Prussian discovered an oddly weathered stone while collecting, sampling, and identifying rock samples in the Starrigavin...
Excerpts from the Wood Resource Quarterly  Global Timber Markets Sawlog prices were generally lower throughout the world in the 4Q as compared to earlier in the year. The Global Sawlog Price...
Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern...

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Forest Photos

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This red pine forest is in the "Avenue of the Pines," a scenic highway that traverses Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Scientists believe this locale is capable of growing eastern white pine, but the species requires periodic thinning, which usually draws howls of protest from environmentalists.